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Midway Route Coordinator News – February 2018

Here we are on the backside of February 2018, and we are 85 days out and counting.

The February Face-to-Face board meeting went well as the BoD and the RCs continue the planning of the 30th Annual RFTW. The State Coordinators and other Leadership continue their hard work as well.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!!

If you have not done so, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER, It helps us to get an accurate headcount in advance to prepare for our Run.  State Coordinators are working to set up food stops, fuel, hydration etc.
Pre-Registration Helps us in our Planning..

The weather will be changing soon as spring approaches, now is the time to get your bike, yourself, and  your equipment ready. May will be here before you know it.

Remember! This is a TEN day Mission and not a joy ride.  Practice your riding skills: side-by-side, staggered, throttle control, slow moving maneuvers, U-turns, and quick stops. The more you do this the better and safer you become.  We highly recommend Ride-Like-A-Pro, and MSF courses!!

GOD HONOR COUNTRY
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
ONE MISSION | THREE ROUTES

Mike “Bandit” Huber

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Midway Route Coordinator News – January 2018

Hello RFTW Family!
I would like to introduce myself.

My Name is Mike “Bandit” Huber, it is a great honor to be selected by the RFTW Board of Directors as the Midway Route Coordinator for the 30th Annual Run For The Wall. Our BoD has also selected Glenn “Wombat” Waggoner as our Assistant Route Coordinator, and Ken “SixString”Dugas as our Road Guard Captain.

I served in the US Army in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, and the 1st Aviation Brigade, 129th Assault Helicopter Company.

My first year on RFTW was 2003, on the Southern Route, and I rode in the pack 2003, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, I was asked to join the Fuel Crew, and in 2007 I was asked to become a Road Guard. There I found my niche. From 2007 to 2015 I was a Southern Route Road Guard, and in 2016 my wife “Sassy” and I decided to do the Midway Route. It was there Sassy and I rode as Ambassadors.

In 2016 I was asked by Mark “Diesel” Breland to be his Assistant Route Coordinator for 2017. It was a Great Honor to accept the position.

I would like to say that we are a Family… ONE MISSION THREE ROUTES. Whichever route you choose to take you will not be sorry. You will be a part of the RUN FOR THE WALL FAMILY… You will experience The Heart Of America like never before. The RFTW has been a life saver for myself, and I know many others… As my friend and Brother from another mother, one of the Founders of RFTW, Vietnam Vet and retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. James Gregory puts it, “You may have done Sturgis or Daytona. But if you have not done RFTW with a bunch of Vets at 65 miles per hour, you ain’t done…NOTHING!”

The Midway Route Hotel List is posted at the Midway Route Hub.  If you find that one of the “Official” hotels on the list is booked. Please be proactive and book a nearby hotel, at the best rate you can find. It is NOT REQUIRED that you stay in a “Host” hotel, or one on the provided list. The only requirement, is that you be at the morning meeting before we leave a stop.

Also, it is NOT REQUIRED that you go ALL THE WAY and or do the entire Run from California to Washington, DC on any route. Join us at any overnight stop, and check-in point, and then ride with us for as many days or miles as you’d like.

In closing be sure and go to the Central Route Hub and see Central Route Coordinator Harlan “Whitebirch” Olson’s Video. What a Great Job of explaining how RFTW works.

Sassy and I look forward to seeing you in May… Is it May yet!

Michael “Bandit” Huber
2018 Midway Route Coordinator

Bandit and Sassy

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2018 RFTW Hotel Lists Posted

The Hotel Lists for all three routes: Central, Midway, and Southern are now posted within the respective Route Hubs under > Run Info from the Main Menu of the RFTW Website.

These also include booking links for Ontario, CA and Washington, DC/Arlington, VA.

Central Route Hotels
Midway Route Hotels
Southern Route Hotels

See you in May!

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Midway Route Coordinator News – December 2017

Here it is December, and Christmas is around the corner.  Let’s all be sure to remember our Military and their families.  There will be so many of our Brothers & Sisters that will not be able to be Home for Christmas.

2018 will be here before we know it, and so will May!

I would like to report that the 30th Run For The Wall is continuing to shape-up. Our State Coordinators, Leadership, and BoD are working hard to make our 30th RFTW great.

I hope to have the Midway welcome video up on the RFTW site in the next few days.

It will be May sooner than we think, so please start getting your bike and yourself ready… While not technically a requirement for you to participate and ride with RFTW, you would do yourself a favor by seeking out an MSF2, Advanced riders course, or Ride-Like-A-Pro Course, etc. I would strongly recommend you take it… This is not a joy ride, it is a 10-day MISSION across the Heartland of America, If this is your first time, you will be glad you did it.  Those of us with years of RFTW’s under our belt, continue to take these courses, including our Road Guards.

If you have not Pre-Registered, please do so. This helps the BoD, and the Route Coordinators have a count on people joining their route. It also makes Check-in easier for you, no matter where you join us, whether that be Ontario, CA or somewhere in the middle of the country.

Please also read Les Williams’ President’s Message.

THANKS TO ALL, AND HAVE A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Michael “Bandit” Huber
2018 Midway Route Coordinator
GOD, COUNTRY, HONOR
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
ONE MISSION | THREE ROUTES

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Midway Route Coordinator News – November 2017

Well, Thanksgiving is upon us, and I hope everyone will have a great one. I know I am Blessed, and so Thankful for Sassy, Family, RFTW family, and Friends.

It’s not quite May… BUT IT WILL BE MAY BEFORE WE KNOW IT!

The BoD, Route Coordinators, State Coodinators, and last but not least Leadership, are moving forward on putting together another great 2018, 30th RFTW Mission.

I would like to say to our Military, Patriots, and Non-Military riders and supporters… Run For The Wall welcomes you to do as much of this mission as you possibly can.  If its a few hours, a day, a week, or the whole mission, WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T .

30 years ago, a group of Active Military, Veterans, Patriots and supporters left California on a motorcycle Mission to Washington, DC in order to make sure we bring our MIA and KIA Home from all Wars. Today we still make the Ride. WE LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND!!!

I would like to quote James “Gunny”Gregory, one of the original RFTW founders. I may not get this exactly right… Here goes…

“You may have done the Sturgis bike rally, Daytona bike rally, etc., but if you have not done RFTW you ain’t done nothing. Riding ACROSS THIS COUNTRY on a motorcycle with a bunch of vets at 65 miles an hour. WOW! COME JOIN US!”

Be sure to read the RFTW Presidents’ Message and check out the Central Route RC’s Welcome Video. Great Job Harlan! I hope to finish the Midway Welcome Video and have it up by the end of this month.

Online Registration is up and running, Please Pre-Register. This is a great help for our BoD and registration teams.

RC’s Safety Tip… RFTW is a motorcycle run across the United States of America. Make sure your motorcycle is checked out by a certified person, all your equipment is is in working order, your tires are in good condition, and any medical condition you may have is under control.

Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Bandit
GOD COUNTRY HONOR
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
ONE MISSION | THREE ROUTES

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Midway Route Coordinator News – September 2017

Good Morning All!

My name is Mike “Bandit” Huber. I have been chosen to be your Route Coordinator on the Midway Route for the 30th year of Run For The Wall.  It is My Deepest Honor to be in that position; I am a Vietnam Veteran; I served with the 1st Cav 3rd Brigade 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 129th 1st Aviation Brigade Assault Helicopter Co.

Glenn “Wombat” Waggoner has been chosen by the Board of Directors as the Assistant Route Coordinator and Ken “Six String” Dugas has been chosen to be our Road Guard Captain. It is my honor to have these two as part of our Leadership Team.

Well here we are in September and May will be here before we know it!

I hope that everyone is preparing for another great mission RFTW XXX. It seems like just yesterday that I was on my first RFTW mission in 2003.

I will be posting our leadership contact list soon. If there is anyone who would like to volunteer and who meets the criteria please let me know.

I will be keeping you up to date on our Run For The Wall  XXX as we progress.

The online registration is up and running, so now is the time to register.

Thanks to All Who Serve!

THREE ROUTES ONE MISSION
GOD HONOR COUNTRY
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

Sincerely,

Mike “Bandit” Huber
Midway Route Coordinator
mike.huber@rftw.us